Jon Darby

CPP APMP - Past Chapter Chair

CPP APMP - Past Chapter Chair

For over twenty years Jon has been helping companies in the ICT, defence, rail and logistics markets win business in the public and private sectors, as well as internationally. He has hands-on experience in a wide variety of business winning roles, enabling him to lead and improve the performance of bid and proposal operations.

For the last six years Jon has volunteered his time to serve on the board of APMP UK as Marketing Director, Vice Chair, Chapter Chair and now as Past Chair. He has been a member since 2004 and has benefitted from the many networking and learning opportunities that attending APMP UK chapter events and annual conferences has given him. In 2012, he achieved the professional level certification (CPP.APMP), and now mentors others to help develop their careers.

Jon takes take pride in advancing the business winning profession and establishing it as a recognised and valued career. In 2019, he has volunteered to take ownership for the APMP UK annual awards and will ensure they continue to celebrate and promote the finest achievements within the Bid and Proposal Management Profession.

Outside of APMP, Jon is the MD of BidCraft - a bidding service provider that helps companies achieve their sales growth targets by optimising how they select, pursue and win the right opportunities. As if that wasn't challenging enough, he chooses to support both Aston Villa and Oxford United - it's probably best not to ask.